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  Letter to Henry Knox, June 10, 1783
TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.041
George Washington. Letter signed: Head Quarters, to Major General Henry Knox, 1783 June 10. 1 p. + doc.

[inserted - different hand: Washington] Head Quarters June 10, 1783


I am favored with your Letter of the 8th enclosing the Instructions of the Secry at War on the Subject of erecting an Arsenal and Magazines at West Point – the Plan I conceive is a very eligible one – As soon as we shall have passed through the present business of furloughing the Men engaged for the War, it is probable that the whole or at least a part of the Troops in this Cantonment will be removed to West Point: where such numbers as [struck: may] [inserted: shall] be judged expedient may be employed on that Service –

I am Sir
with great regard
Your most Obet Servt
Go: Washington

Majr. Genl Knox

[docket] From His Excelln’y Gen Washington 10 June 1783
[inserted - different hand: Original No. 41]

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 26: 499.